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Experience Winter on a Farm in Southern Alberta

Experience what all the farm kids know about life on a farm this December 14-15 in southern Alberta.

Alberta Open Farm Days are piloting its first-ever Winter Edition to its extremely popular summer program.

What you need to know

Three farms and a deli (Back to Good for soup & cake on the go) are participating in the winter edition! You may recognize some farms from your travel this summer.

Custom Woolen Mills

Eh Farms

Your Local Ranch

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In Calgary, Events, Explore, Health, Parenting on
September 26, 2019

Fast and Female Summit 2019

              By age 14, girls drop out of sport at twice the rate of boys the same age

                                          – Women’s Sport Foundation.

This is where Fast and Female comes in. Fast and Female is a nonprofit created by Canmore Olympian Chandra Crawford. She wanted to change the culture around girls in sport by inspiring kids with real-life sports heroes. Fast and Female makes it possible not just for girls to meet Olympians, but to workout with them!

Highlights of the Fast and Female Summit at Winsport’s Markin McPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta on October 21, 2018.

Why is this important? There are many benefits to being active, aside from the obvious health benefits, sports can help develop leadership skills, confidence and team-building skills.

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In Lifestyle, Recipe on
September 12, 2019

Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Super quick and delicious bruschetta recipe using leftover or garden cherry tomatoes

I’m not sure whether it’s been the rain this year (there’s been little sunshine) or I just got lucky but I have a TONNE of cherry tomatoes in my back yard this year.

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In Lifestyle, Parenting on
September 2, 2019

First Day of School Printables

School is FINALLLLLYY starting, and while it’s going to be lonely and quiet at home, it’s also going to be SO GOOD! My kids, they need to be at school. They’ve had a great summer holiday, and now it’s time to get back to reality (and structure and something other than complaining that they’re bored).

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Planning Your Open Farm Days Adventure

One of our favourite events of the year and, one of the very few that happens across the province is back for its 7th year. Open Farm Days is back with a recond number of farms participating in 2019 and they have their own beer which means there’s a greater chance of a being able to visit many farms near you, AND, the variety of farms is greater.

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In Contests, Lifestyle on
July 11, 2019

*Giveaway* With Simply Supper

Which person are you? The person who meal preps for the week on Sunday or, the person who is now panicking because “what on earth am I going to make”?

I’m perpetually person two. I’m not prepared, I don’t enjoy meal prepping or even cooking. Depending on what is going on at home with kids activities and work, our life can get a little chaotic. This is where Simply Supper has saved my life at least 3-4 times in the last month. Instead of reaching for Skip the Dishes or Papa Johns app, I’ve actually had a homemade meal in my house instead of take-out. When I say it’s been a game changer for this mess of a human (that’s me), it would be an understatement.

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